This afternoon I went to a talk about structural colour in Hibiscus, during which I remembered about these Lamproderma slime moulds that also display this phenomenon (although with a different physical basis). Many species are restricted to the snow-line in montane Europe. Beautiful things.
Okay, okay. I finished this thing. This is the third issue of my zine Blackout, a perzine/memoir zine. Blackout is a zine about memory, named for what I’ve lost to trauma.
This issue is about an abusive relationship I was in briefly about 2 years ago. It is a narrative of that relationship that explores how the abuse I experienced — emotional and sexual — were intertwined and worked together to obliterate my sense of self for a long time. My goal was to make real how abuse obliterates a person, what that obliteration feels like at its interior. It’s also about how everyone around you averts their eyes even more pointedly when you experience abuse in a queer relationship, with someone who isn’t a straight white man. It’s about not averting your eyes, not being complicit/complacent.
The zine has 3-color screenprinted covers, 20 pages of text (including one poem), its dimensions are about 5 1/2” x 7”, and the binding is stitched. There are small collages throughout the zine and they are also individually numbered.
I am asking $5-6 for it. I will have copies at Chicago Zine Fest this weekend, please come get one! I will do trades also though I am a little picky about trades these days, especially with a zine as labor-intensive as this one. But, try me? If you won’t be at CZF, you can buy a copy from me via Etsy, OR you should message me if you wanna do snail mail or trades or whatever. If you can’t afford my asking price let me know and we can work something out!! <3
tara wow this is gorgeous i’m going to order a copy later tonight!! everyone should buy copies of blackout at CZF or on the internet because tara is great and so are their zines!